I left the city this past weekend to fell a tree in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. Standing there with a saw in one hand, calf-deep in snow, I had forgotten how good that kind of nature feels" its expanse, its diversity, its varying topography. Blog Post
Dec 10, 2015 By
When you think of "city" what comes to mind?
A specific city? One of your favourites?
Chaos, people, crowds, traffic?
A river cutting through its centre?
A mountain range backdrop? Blog Post
Nov 8, 2015 By
I cobbled together a 2014 Christmas wish list for the Fast Forward Weekly newspaper last week. I listed many wishes: an active citizenry, affordable housing, a conservation ethic. Blog Post
Dec 14, 2014 By
NPR's Cities Project is crowdsourcing Instagram photos of nature creeping back into urban spaces.
Sep 26, 2014 NPR Cities Project
There is already good evidence that exposure to green landscapes is good for people. The next frontier of research in the health impacts of designed environments is to be able to quantify connections between design decisions and life expectancy.
Jun 11, 2014 ASLA The Dirt
Researcher Chris Ives suggests that rather than relying solely on economic gains to justify urban nature and biodiversity, community values may be more effective in gaining public support.
May 11, 2014 Sustainable Cities Collective
For years, science has been catching up to the intuitive wisdom that spending time in, or adjacent to, nature has physical and mental health benefits. The ASLA has collected a trove of this research in one easy to navigate website.
Sep 11, 2013 ASLA
Using two paradigms addressing synergies of nature and the city, Chuck Wolfe contrasts gradually merging animal and human habitats in the United States with calculated greening of city spaces overseas.
Feb 18, 2013 The Atlantic Cities
Announced this week by <em>All Things Considered</em> hosts Melissa Block and Robert Siegel, National Public Radio is launching a new series called the NPR Cities Project and they're asking listeners for their input.
Jun 21, 2012 NPR
As climate change accelerates coastal erosion across the continent, officials everywhere look to San Francisco to see how it will stem the tide, Felicity Barringer reports.
Mar 28, 2012 New York Times